Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman (R) and Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi (Source: AFP) 
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysia and China have agreed to address East Sea-related issues through the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) while speeding up the formation of a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).

According to Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman, the agreement was reached during his meeting on May 10 with Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi, who is on a two-day visit to the ASEAN country.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the encroachment of Chinese fishermen into the Malaysian waters.

Malaysia raised its concern and Yang pledged to look into this issue, the host stated, believing that the two countries will find out solutions to the issue.

Both sides also compared notes on the bilateral relations as well as measures to intensify trade and investment ties.-VNA